Vouchering DNA-Barcoded Specimens : Test of a Nondestructive Extraction Protocol for Terrestrial Arthropods

@inproceedings{Rowley2007VoucheringDS,
  title={Vouchering DNA-Barcoded Specimens : Test of a Nondestructive Extraction Protocol for Terrestrial Arthropods},
  author={Daniel L Rowley and Jonathan A. Coddington and Michael W. Gates and Allen L. Norrbom and Ronald A. Ochoa and Natalia J. Vandenberg and Matthew H. Greenstone},
  year={2007}
}
Morphology-based keys support accurate identification of many taxa. However, identification can be difficult for taxa that are either not well studied, very small, members of cryptic species complexes, or represented by immature stages. For such cases, DNA barcodes may provide diagnostic characters. Ecologists and evolutionary biologists deposit museum vouchers to document the species studied in their research. If DNA barcodes are to be used for identification, then both the DNA and the… CONTINUE READING
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